India vs England 2nd Test match is currently underway. During the Day 4 the visitors are chasing a target of 399 runs. The Three Lions have lost 6 wickets and have been in trouble as the home side picked 5 wickets before lunch on the current day. During the game Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow were involved in a heated verbal spat exchange of words.
The incident occurred at the stroke of lunch, when star bowler Jasprit Bumrah trapped Bairstow LBW with a nip-back. As the on-field umpire raised his finger, Bairstow requested a review. However, ball-tracking technology indicated that the ball would have nicked the leg stump, forcing the English batter to go back to the pavillion for 26.
As he made his way back to the dressing room, Ashwin burst into an impassioned celebration and displayed his aggression in front of Bairstow. The wicket-keeper batter reacted angrily at Ashwin's actions, saying a few words to him. The cameras also caught the off-spinner speaking to the England cricketer. Ashwin is on the verge of achieving a unique milestone as he is just one wicket away from picking 500 wickets in the longest format of the game.
Here's the video
Who gassed Ashwin 😭 pic.twitter.com/hqR2rrMwJ8— ` (@musafir_tha_yr) February 5, 2024
Ashwin eyeing milestone
England are currently 210/6 with skipper Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes there in the crease with still 189 runs required to be chased. Rohit Sharma's side is currently in top and will like to win the Test and level the series.
Ashwin is the fastest Indian to reach 50, 100, 150, 200, 350, 400, and 450 Test wickets, as well as the world's fastest to 250 and 300 Test wickets. The experienced spinner took 50 wickets in nine Tests, 100 in 18, 150 in 29, and 200 in 37. The veteran off-spinner set world record by getting 250 wickets in 45 matches and 300 wickets in 54 matches. He took 350 Test wickets in 66 Tests, then 11 more to get 400 wickets in his 77th Test, and eventually 450 wickets in his 89th Test.